Since the Emerald Coast area stretches about 100 miles along the coast, the options for fun are endless.
What a great opportunity to make the most of your retirement! The beaches along the Emerald Coast provide opportunities for water sports, snorkeling, boating, fishing, swimming, along with being ideal for those who just want to stroll along the sand looking for seashells. Also, if you enjoy beach combing to hunt for treasures, you have plenty of shoreline to explore!
If golf is your sport of choice, retiring to the Emerald Coast is a GREAT plan! There are some amazing courses here. In fact, the area is packed with over 20 golf courses, ranging from exclusive clubs to public courses.
And if you’re an art lover, there is a lot to enjoy along the Emerald Coast. You can experience live performances at the Emerald Coast Theatre, the Northwest Florida Ballet, and peruse through numerous art galleries featured in each coastal town.
Into food? In the fall there are several major seafood celebrations in Destin, Pensacola, and Panama City Beach. There’s also the Great Southern Gumbo Cook-off in January at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in South Walton. the Taste of the Race event in February, and the Annual St. George Island Charity Chili Cook-off & Auction in March on St. George Island. You can find a food event every month to attend through the Panhandle!